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Fishguard Festival of Music tickets go on sale next week

Lower Fishguard

Tickets go on sale on Monday 1 May for this year’s Fishguard Festival of Music/Gwyl Gerdd Abergwaun concerts.  Fifteen events extending over three weeks will be staged at various venues across Pembrokeshire from 18 August to 3 September, with a launch concert by the National Youth Orchestra of Wales at St David’s Cathedral on Friday 4th August with conductor Carlo Rizzi.

Artists performing at this year’s festival include soprano Natalya Romaniw, pianist Iwan Llywelyn Jones, and Kosmos, a trio who mix classical and world music in their programme.  Chamber music performances will be given by the Enigma Duo, Dudok String Quartet Amsterdam and musicians from the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama. The Welsh National Opera Orchestra will make a welcome return visit, and The Gonzaga Band Consort performs music by Monteverdi and his contemporaries. Folk group Pedair will return after their sell-out concert at Theatr Gwaun last year and the Amanda Whiting Trio will close the Festival on Saturday 3rd of September 10th with a fusion of jazz harp, double bass and drums.

Gillian Green MBE, Artistic Director of the Fishguard Festival of Music, said:

“The Fishguard Festival has been a showcase for world-class music in West Wales for over fifty years and this year will be another stunning line up with the return of some familiar faces to Pembrokeshire.  There are going to be some exciting concerts and events that involve young people and members of the community hosting leading international soloists.  Tickets are expected to sell quickly.”

Tickets will be on sale from 9.00am on Monday 1st of May and can be booked via the Festival website at fishguardmusicfestival.com